Mariana Sanchez

Mariana Sanchez

Mariana Sanchez is an Emmy Award winner and has reported from more than 20 countries from around the world covering armed conflict, social and political affairs for 20 years. She is currently covering Mexico's drug war.

Latin America

Pope Francis' farewell mass in Peru ends tour

More than half a million people gathered in Peru to pray with their pope for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Pope Francis' farewell mass in Peru ends tour

Latin America

Pope Francis defends indigenous groups in Peru

The pontiff condemned corruption in Latin America and said environmental degradation cannot be separated from moral degradation.

Pope Francis defends indigenous groups in Peru

Peru

Peru Dakar rally: Palaeontologists worry about geoglyphs

In Peru, palaeontologists and archaeologists have warned that the Dakar rally poses a serious risk to parts of the country's unique geological fabric, one of the world's largest geoglyphs.

Peru Dakar rally: Palaeontologists worry about geoglyphs

Peru

Dakar rally: 40th edition begins in Lima

It's the 40th edition of the world's biggest annual off-road rally race, featuring hundreds of competing cars, trucks, bikes and quads.

Dakar rally: 40th edition begins in Lima

Honduras

Honduras rubbish: Eco-cides take over Caribbean coast

Masses of rubbish are floating in the Caribbean, along the coast from neighbouring Guatemala. They are known as ‘eco-cides’ in Honduras.

Honduras rubbish: Eco-cides take over Caribbean coast

Peru

Peru's president survives bribery impeachment

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski survives congressional vote on whether or not he received bribes from Brazilian construction firm.

Peru's president survives bribery impeachment

Peru

Peru arrests construction bigwigs accused of bribery

For decades Brazil’s construction giant built public works in more than 10 countries across Latin America.

Peru arrests construction bigwigs accused of bribery

Latin America

Honduras president accused of election fraud

The election has been criticised by international observers as being slow and lacking transparency. It has also prompted allegations of fraud from the opposition candidate, who holds a narrow lead over the incumbent.

Honduras president accused of election fraud

Latin America

Honduras election: President Hernandez seeks second term

Public security, corruption, economics, and human rights are all issues as Hondurans head to the polls on Sunday.

Honduras election: President Hernandez seeks second term

Latin America

Honduras: Police struggle to curb gang violence

Although improvements have been made, the murder rate is still six times the global average in Honduras and residents in San Pedro Sula still live in fear.

Honduras: Police struggle to curb gang violence

Women's Rights

Miss Peru contenders turn pageant into gender violence protest

The Miss Peru beauty pageant has turned into a protest. The contestants were staged against a backdrop of images of abuse and quoted statistics on violence against women.

Miss Peru contenders turn pageant into gender violence protest

Business & Economy

Indigenous Peruvians take Glencore UK to court over police abuse

Britain's High Court is set to determine whether Peruvian miners were abused by police, during an environmental protest against Xstrada’s Tintaya copper mine, Glencore's Peruvian subsidiary, in May 2012.

Indigenous Peruvians take Glencore UK to court over police abuse